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a global nonprofit leader in personal safety education
  Kidpower

a global nonprofit leader in personal safety education

by Bill Murray

EDITOR'S NOTE: Kidpower founder, Irene van der Zande, was our special guest on our Internet-based "Stop Child Abuse Now" talk radio show on March 9, 2012. To listen to the show
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We feel privileged at NAASCA to be able to recommend non profit efforts like Kidpower, that take a positive, skills-based approach to violence and abuse prevention.

Kidpower describes itself as a non-profit leader in bullying prevention, child abuse prevention, stranger awareness, and personal safety for children, teens, and adults, including those with special needs. .

They have 22 years of experience preparing parents, schools, and others to protect youth from bullying, abuse, abduction, and other violence with effective, age-appropriate safety skills.

Instead of using fear to teach about danger, Kidpower makes it fun to learn to be safe. Learn more about Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower International. They invite the community to sign up for the free e-newsletter, become a Facebook fan, or email them through contact us.

Kidpower has served more than two million people of all ages and abilities across six continents, since its founding in 1989. Instead of using fear to teach people about violence prevention, the Kidpower Method makes it fun to learn to be safe, building habits that increase skills and confidence that can last a lifetime.

 
Kidpower started out teaching young people, developing a hands-on "positive practice" approach, which was quickly adapted to serve all ages and abilities. Kidpower provides emotional and physical "people safety" training for all ages - and all abilities - because Everyone Deserves to Be Safe. .



The Kidpower BOOK

available March 31, 2012
 

The Kidpower Book for Caring Adults, just being released, is the most comprehensive resource available for adults who want to learn how to protect the emotional and physical safety of the young people in their lives.

Through inspiring stories, clear explanations, and step-by-step practices, readers gain extensive knowledge from Kidpower's 20 years of teaching "People Safety" Skills to over 2 million children, teens, and adults. Chapters include:

  • What Adults Need to Know About "People Safety" for Kids
  • Creating a Foundation of Emotional Safety for Young People
  • Five Key Self-Protection Strategies for Preventing Trouble
  • Safety Plans to Prepare for the Unexpected
  • Boundaries and Advocacy to Build Better Relationships
  • Self-Defense to Stop Most Emergencie
  • Protecting Young People From Bullying
  • Protecting Children from Sexual Abuse
  • Protecting Kids from Abduction and Teaching Stranger Safety
  • The Safety of Kids is Everybody's Business How to Intervene
  • One Million Safer Kids A Call to Action From Kidpower
The Kidpower website, www.kidpower.org, is filled with information about keeping safe, programs they run and Kidpower resources.

Among the free resources we'll recommend are:

Strategies for Protecting Kids from Sexual Predators

Sad Clovis Child Sexual Abuse Story - shows importance of paying attention and teaching skills

The Pevent Child Abuse Webinar Series

The Kidpower site is a fantastic resource in and of itself, and we hightly recommend you peruse it at your lesure.

The future will bring more local services, more centers in countries all over the world, more books and educational materials, and more chances for Kidpower to affect the lives of people everywhere.

For a comprehensive description of the many people involved in the creation and success of Kidpower, see Kidpower - a Tapestry Woven by Many Different Hands.

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about Irene:
Irene van der Zande is an international expert in personal safety, prolific author and inspiring trainer. As the founder and executive director of Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower International®, known as Kidpower® for short, Irene has been a tireless leader in improving "people safety" around the world for more than two decades; teaching professionals, families and people with special needs, so that anyone can learn how to be safe, build better relationships, develop more confidence, and prevent or escape most bullying, abuse, abduction, and other violence in their lives.

She has also written many training manuals, books and articles, blogging and building an extensive library of free or low-cost resources; including the Fullpower® Relationship Safety Handbook People Safety Skills for Building Safe & Strong Relationships for Teens & Adults for victims and potential victims of relationship violence, Bullying What Adults Need to Know and Do to Keep Kids Safe, the Kidpower Safety Comics, and The Kidpower Book for Caring Adults, which is the most comprehensive resource available for adults who want to learn how to protect the emotional and physical safety of the young people in their lives.
 

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